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Jan 17, 2020
papertiger:

Does this mean some people are just more competent ?

this post is plesantly ironic

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Jan 17, 2020

Dude the GDP of Somalia is like 7 billion...... WTF

any intellects wanna joust in a debate let's get at it...

YEMEN
SOMALIA
ETHIOPIA
SOUTH SUDAN
MAURITIANA
ZIMBABWE
NEPAL

add up the gdp and lemme know if its less than Google's market cap it probably is

Jan 17, 2020

Tesla is going to be worth a trillion dollars

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Jan 17, 2020

in zimbabwe

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Jan 18, 2020

Whatever happened to the ROADSTER

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Jan 18, 2020

Market cap =/= GDP

They only happen to be the most common measurements for companies and countries, respectively. They do not equate to each other.

Pls go back to Econ 101

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Jan 18, 2020

Don't really get your point.

GDP measures output. It measures the productivity of a country. Market cap isn't a direct derivative but it is a bit telling about how the productive nature of a company too. In demand goods and services times output = cash flow, and then base some valuation on it.

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Jan 18, 2020

A more relevant measure would be company's market cap to a nation's net assets, not its GDP. A quick Google search (ha!) shows the US net worth in 2014 at $124 trillion while GDP was <$20 trillion. You can see that net assets are going to be far higher than GDP.

Nevertheless, Google is fantastically wealthy. It's truly remarkable. Your point is well taken. What's most remarkable to me is that Google is basically a complete failure as a company (it hardly has any successful product launches) yet its search engine absolutely prints money like nothing mankind has ever seen before. Its single successful product makes it worth $1 trillion. To add on to how remarkable it is, I'm not even convinced that online ads are all that effective, yet Google has created a trillion dollar company almost entirely through selling really low quality ads. It boggles the mind.

In fact, online ads my even produce a negative net return for Google's business customers: https://www.nber.org/papers/w20171.pdf
In other words, Google's core product that makes it rich probably doesn't even help Google's customers. It really is an awful, terrible company.

Jan 23, 2020

Google is worth a trillion dollars because search queries = intent.

Want to know what features to put in a product you're building? Use search intent.

Want to know how a specific industry is likely to trend? Search intent.

It's crazy they have a monopoly on search...I'm excited to see how they are displaced when the time comes. Amazon has successfully carved away Google's previous monopoly on purchase intent as most searches for a product start on Amazon now...but what about the rest? Very curious!

Jan 28, 2020

Do you think it is more probable that disruption come from outside or from the big tech giants fighting each other?

If the latter, it is more scary imo. Not saying Google is good, but I am not sure Amazon is any better. Also, Google sets a precedent when it comes to how employees are treated. Amazon is the antithesis of that.

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Jan 23, 2020
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